ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship coming October 21

The ELeague Injustice 2 Tournament will come at the tail end of the $600,000 Injustice 2 Championship Series and will use seedings from the series and other methods to choose the competitors for the event.

Turner is deepening its commitment to airing e-sports by signing on with IMG and Warner Bros to show ELEAGUE's "Injustice 2" tournament. Tournament coverage will kick off with an open qualifier on Saturday, Oct. 21. Interactive Entertainment. The superhero fighting game, developed by NetherRealm Studios, was released May 16. Injustice 2 is pretty much the flawless fit for us; the question is: Why not work with them?

In May, TBS announced it would in June air "Clash for Cash: The Rematch", a $250,000 rematch between "Counter-strike: Global Offensive" teams Astralis and Virtus.pro. Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favorites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd.

Eleague's most recent trek into the world of fighting games involved the best of the best competing in Capcom's mainstay title, Street Fighter 5. "Street Fighter [V] was a really great experience for us".

If you're doing the math, yes, that means the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship will start the very next month after the CSGO Premier - maybe even less than that if the Premier runs into October. ELeague's first "CS:GO" major, held in Atlanta in January 2017, drove its Twitch channel to a record peak of more than 1 million concurrent streams and reached 3.6 million total viewers on TBS throughout the tournament.

The Injustice 2 World Championship marks the fourth game Eleague has featured since its launch in 2016.

  • Arturo Norris